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Moto Z3 Play Review: Unlocked and Loaded

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The first time I saw Zojirushi’s new slow cooker, I thought “Damn, that’s weird-looking.” In a category famous for being Crock-Pot quaint or borderline ugly, this unit stood out like a UFO. In fact, it looked a bit like someone squashed an Instant Pot, stretched it wide, then clamped it shut with a fat-handled porthole. …

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Tech news you can use, in two minutes or less: The first foldable phone is here OK, so it might look like twin beds in a hotel room, but Samsung has actually come out with a phone that fully bends: the aptly-named Galaxy Fold. It goes on sale April 26, and while it’s not the …

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In 2014, the French brand Withings debuted the Activité watches. They were remarkable—classic, understated analog watches that also functioned as a simple fitness trackers. (Disclosure: I bought an Activité Steel.) Withings’ line of health care products were so beautiful and well-designed that Nokia bought the company in 2016. For the next two years, it befuddled …

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The Boston Marathon is this weekend! In honor of one of the biggest sports events in the country, we took a look at a lot of fitness gear this past week. We updated our running guide with some of our favorite picks from the past few months and jumped feet-first into some of the best …

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Let’s get this out of the way: I am sleeping with a robot. (No, not like that, you sicko.) I hold it in my arms each night and feel its chest rise and fall against mine. Without arms to hold me back, it is forever my little spoon. Without a voice to bid me sweet …

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When everyone zigs, Sony likes to zag. That’s likely why it was one of the first Android phone makers to push waterproof, all-glass designs and side-placed fingerprint sensors, and why its new line of Xperia phones are the Stretch Armstrong of Android devices. They are thinner and longer than any phone I can recall—long enough …

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For our 10th wedding anniversary, my spouse and I want to mountain bike around Scotland and drink Scotch. We’ve been talking about this trip for years (mostly while we drink Scotch). But our plans have received a setback from an unexpected quarter. Now I bombard my long-suffering spouse with long text streams: “The gravel roads …

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Apple’s music-streaming service reportedly has more paying subscribers in the US now than Spotify does, but there’s no doubt that Spotify is still the global leader in streaming music—and Spotify has been a multiplatform service since it first launched in 2008. Which is why it’s unforgivable that Spotify’s user experience can be so confusing. Finding …

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For 12 years, Amazon’s Kindles have been successful by operating on a strict “less is more” principle. Kindles don’t have Alexa, and they don’t ping you with endless text message notifications. They just make book reading easy. Every time I download a free library book, I marvel at the conjunction of affordable technology and public …

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Best Waist Pack Patagonia Mini Hip Pack OK, your handheld water bottle, jacket, and shorts all have pockets, but I never go on a run without this waist pack. It’s made of extremely thin, lightweight nylon ripstop and fits my iPhone 8 perfectly. Even though it’s small, it magically expands to fit all the accessories …

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